You’re unhappy being with your partner, it’s apparent that your romance isn’t going anywhere, and you are anything but compatible.

So, what is keeping you from leaving, when things seem to be so obvious? Well, the point is that you’re probably using all kinds of excuses to stay in this toxic relationship.

It’s easier for you to hold on to these thoughts than to step out of your comfort zone and actually make a difference. Here are 5 excuses you need to stop making to stay in a toxic relationship: